A friend of mine just dropped off some whey protein powder. I've hardly ever used it before and I was wondering if it's best to mix it with water or milk?
It's more about thickness and texture. Whey tends to mix better with skim milk resulting in a more consistent texture and less chunks. I use water because I don't care about texture and I just down it quickly. I wouldn't worry about the calories gained from mixing with milk unless you have issues with lactose in milk. Good luck!
I've always heard the rule of water to lose, milk to gain. It all depends on which way you're trying to go.
I use 2% because whole milk causes bad things to happen for me. And seems to stick straight to my gut lol
Water! Especially after a workout you want protein to be digested and utilised quickly into muscles that are broken down. Milk is slow digesting with a negligible amount of extra proteins. Sure it tastes better in milk but not as functional then.
So if I'm getting this right mixing Milk with your whey powder has a better taste and breaks down slowly, therefore it's a good pre-workout shake. Mixing your whey powder with water is better post-workout, because it helps hydrate your body and take in the protein faster.
This sums it up, right?